Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain: With Historical Notices of Each Manufactory Preceded by an Introductory Essay on the Vasa Fictilia of England, and Followed by a Copious Index

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J. Davy, 1866 - Porcelain - 570 pages

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Page 261 - ... from Paris to Petersburg, from Amsterdam to the furthest part of Sweden, and from Dunkirk to the extremity of the South of France, one is served at every inn with English ware. Spain, Portugal, and Italy are supplied with it, and vessels are loaded with it for the East Indies, the West Indies and the continent of America.
Page 16 - Ornamenting with figures of animals was effected by means of sharp and blunt skewer instruments and a slip of suitable consistency. These instruments seem to have been of two kinds : one thick enough to carry sufficient slip for the nose, neck, body, and front thigh; the other of a more delicate kind, for a thinner slip for the tongue, lower jaws, eye, fore and hind legs, and tail. There seems to have been no retouching after the slip trailed from the instrument.
Page 40 - Strangers' table; where ten good dishes to a messe, with plenty of wine of all sorts, of which I drunk none; but it was very unpleasing that we had no napkins nor change of trenchers, and drunk out of earthen pitchers, and wooden dishes. It happened that after the lords had half dined, come the French Embassador up to the lords...
Page 54 - ... the handler, who puts on the handle and spout : the first, or biscuit fireman ; the person who immerses or dips it into the lead fluid ; the second, or gloss fireman ; the dresser, or sorter in the warehouse ; the enameller, or painter ; the muffle, or enamel fireman.
Page 50 - Ptolemy, begotten upon several Cleopatras, in their several counties; especially on this brave spark struck out of Flintshire, upon justice Jug's daughter, then sheriff of the county, who running away with a kinsman of our captain's, and her father pursuing her to the marches, he great with justice, she great with juggling, they were both, for the time...
Page 40 - Codrus t had but one bed, so short to boot, That his short wife's short legs hung dangling out; His cupboard's head six earthen pitchers graced, Beneath them was his trusty tankard placed ; And, to support this noble plate, there lay A bending Chiron cast from honest clay ; His few Greek books a rotten chest contained, Whose covers much of mouldiness complained ; Where mice and rats devoured poetic bread, And with heroic verse luxuriously were fed.
Page 269 - Tha popular version of the origin of this improvement states, tli it -- while travelling to London on horseback, in the year 1720, Astbury had occasion, at Dunstable, to seek a remedy for a disorder in his horse's eyes ; when the ostler at the inn, by burning a flint, reduced it to a fine powder, which he blew into them. The potter, observing the beautiful white...
Page 54 - ... of her rustic husband, the clays of Dorset and Devonshire, the flints of Kent, the granite of Cornwall, the lead of Montgomery, the manganese of Warwickshire, and the soda of Cheshire, must be conveyed from these respective districts, and by ingenious processes, the result of unnumbered experiments, be made to combine with other substances, apparently as heterogeneous, obtained from other nations.
Page 266 - ... and incorporated together, make up a fine body, of which a curious ware may be made, whose outside will be of a true chocolate colour, striped with white, and the inside white, much resembling the brown China ware, and glazed with salt.
Page 247 - Wood by William Fletcher in January 1809. He informs me he remembers it being made by Mr. William Littler, at Longton near Stoke, about fifty-five years ago, say in the year 1754. It has never been out of his possession during that time, and is highly valued.

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